• February 20, 2017

Canon EOS Rebel T7i, information and hands-on of the new mid-low-range DSLR

Together with the new EOS M6 and EOS 77D, Canon has also introduced the renewal of its mid-low range of digital SLR cameras that is embodied in the new EOS T7i (EOS 800D). As we have done with the other models, we offer you all the details about it as well as some first impressions obtained in the hands-on we had with a pre-production model.

As we’ve said before, unlike the other two models presented today, the Canon EOS T7i is a model that does arrive to replace a camera, or rather two, which already have some time on the market, the EOS T6i and T6s , within a product range consolidated for years. In fact, the new EOS T7i is the new generation of the legendary EOS 300D that in 2003 broke molds by presenting itself as the first "Affordable DSLR".

Canon EOS Rebel T7i

After some years, this line is no longer the entry point of the DSLR, but it is located in an intermediate segment, more specifically it is the highest within the entry range and it is an "excellent camera to start your first journey in the DSLR world," according to Canon. In this sense, the model is aimed at a user who seeks image quality but who has no aspirations to go beyond that and doesn’t plan on learning advanced photography.

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  • February 16, 2017

Best Camera phone 2017: Camera Buyer’s Guide: the Best Camera-Phones, Applications and Accessories

While certain segments of the camera market are struggling to keep their heads above water (single lens reflex, hybrids) and others have almost ceased to exist (compacts), there is one segment which has continued to grow to the point of reaching omnipresence: smartphones. If having a smartphone was considered being at the forefront of technology just a few years ago, these products have since been popularized to the point where even entry-level models already offer all the indispensable features.

Best Camera phone

This mass popularization has had a striking effect on the world of photography: the device which you always have on you, the one you take out of your pocket in all circumstances, is no longer a compact camera, but rather your telephone. Its always there, turned on, ready and connected. Nevertheless, all smartphones are not created equal where photographic capability is concerned, and the cheapest models are to be avoided if you are looking for a high-quality camera.

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Andrew
Andrew

Lumia 1020 is the best of them all
Subash
Subash

Yeah, I am also finding difficult to buy Lumia 1020
achilleslstand
achilleslstand

Pure B.S. - The Lumia 1020 Blows 'em all away!
Drew
Drew

I'd really like to see how the Nokia 808 compares. Someone had to say it,and new ones are…
Farhad Ahmad
Farhad Ahmad

I would like to talk about the latest phone developed by iDROID USA, the iDROID Tango 2 has a great…

  • February 12, 2017

Phone cameras will have RAM and will record in 4K at 60 fps and 1080 at 240 fps.

Phone cameras have features increasingly amazing, and in some cases they surpass professional cameras. For example, you could spend more than a thousand dollars in a camera that records in 1080p at 120 fps, while a modern high range mobile phone has it built-in. obviously, the size of the sensor and the image quality differ from one another, but it still is amazing that today’s mobile phones are able to record at such frame rate with such high resolution.

Cameras able to record in 4K at 60fps and 1080 at 240 fps thank to Sony’s new sensor.

On top of that modern mobile phones can record in 1080 at 120fps, or 4K at 30 fps, the new sensors designed by Sony entail that in some time no so long from now we will see the first mobile phones able to record in 4K at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, slow-motion with an amazing quality and able to play at that frame rate in compatible monitors (since there are already some with a spec up to 240 Hertz), with a maximum theoretical frame rate of 1.000fps in 1080. Regarding photographs, the sensor will count with 21.2 Megapixels.

Phone cameras

Sony has designed this new phone CMOS sensor that consist in three layers, including in one of them something that has not been previously seen in a camera sensor: a RAM memory chip. Specifically, it will include a 125 MB chip that can read 19.3 million pixels in 1/120 seconds, which is four times faster than current chips.

Phone cameras

Current phone sensors have a hard time taking pictures at high speed, these, having slight distortion due to the capture rate and the way that sensors work, even in speeds greater than 1/300 seconds. The new Sony sensor is four times faster than current ones, which helps to highly mend the problem. The pixel size of the sensor is 1.22μm, which improves the lighting as well in low light spaces, while reducing noise.

Higher speed thanks to the RAM and its new construction.

Digital sensor shutters on mobile phones don’t count with a mechanical shutter as it happens in Digital single-lens reflex cameras, for which exposure time is control digitally. That’s why distortion is created when taking pictures of moving objects as car or a train. The inclusion of the RAM chip in the sensor allows higher processing speed, while reducing software loading time.

Sony has not announce when the new sensor with RAM will be available, but it should be for year’s end or earlier next year, and it probably will be release in Xperia phones, coming later for other brands.

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  • February 6, 2017

3 waterproof cameras for Adventurers, Children and the Intrepid (Choose yours!)

Are you one of those people who loves to dive into the water and swim among fish and corals? Or is skateboarding, snowboarding, kitesurfing or, any other sport where water or ice is nearby, your thing? Or your extreme sport is taking photos with children near the water? If you are an adventurous person, a sportsperson and besides that love photography, or at least, portraying your stunts, you have no other option than to take a look at these cameras (that is, if you don’t already have one).

1. Olympus TG-4

Replacing the Tough 3, in addition to the macro functions and the high quality of this, the Olympus TG-4 adds a very versatile and luminous lens. Lets look at it in more detail.

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  • February 5, 2017

Nikon 1 J5 (An outstanding compact camera)

Mirrorless cameras have made themselves a place in the photography market for some time now and they don’t seem to be going anywhere, more and more brands are joining this trend, with more improvements, and more competitiveness in price, design and approval of photographers who dare to give them a try. Like the DSLR or the compact ones, there are cameras for amateurs to professional, for all tastes, needs and pockets.

The Nikon 1 J5 was Nikon’s latest addition to its "Nikon 1" series of mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses, a really attractive camera not only for the beauty of its retro-modern lines but also for its speed, size and portability. Let’s take a closer look.

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  • January 25, 2017

Sony A6300 vs. A6500 comparison, what’s the difference?

In October 2016, Sony introduced the A6500, its new hybrid camera featuring an APS-C sensor. A direct descendant of the Sony A6300, this new device – which we have been able to test – offers some nice innovations such as a 24 Mpx APS-C sensor with 5 axis stabilization, a faster image processor, a tactile display, as well as other improvements. Are these improvements enough to outperform the A6300?

We tested the A6500 equipped with a 55mm f/1.8 lens. Here is what we found.

Sony A6500

An ergonomic design

Sony seems to have found the perfect mold in which to cast their line of A6XXX hybrids, and ever since the A6000, very little has changed. The newest model looks almost identical to the previous one and noticing any external differences requires paying close attention.

Spotting the differences

In the process of trying to spot the differences between these two models, you will notice that the customizable C1 button next to the shutter release button has now been split in two and the C1 and C2 buttons are now a little bit higher up, leaving more room around the shutter release. A C3 button is also available at the rear of the device: the button labeled with the trashcan icon (C3 is available while focusing). These three buttons are customizable as is the four-way navigation switch situated at the rear. The FN button still allows for the customization of secondary functions on several of the buttons. This feature is very handy for those photographers who enjoy tweaking their camera to perfection.

Sony A6500

Sony A6500

At the rear, can still be found the switch for selecting between AF/MF – AEL which allows for choosing between manual and automatic focusing or automatic exposure locking.

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  • January 12, 2017

Panasonic Lumix GH5 – First impressions

Among all the novelties presented by Panasonic on the occasion of the CES 2017 the one that couldn’t be missing was the Lumix GH5, announced at Photokina 2016. The GH5 is the new brand flagship and recently we had a brief opportunity to experience it during a press conference held in Madrid days before the official presentation.

Although according to the intentions stated by the manufacturer, that the product has been made having in mind wildlife & adventure photographers as well as videographers, by reviewing the list of innovations of this new Micro Four Thirds Camera, it’s clear that the latter will crave it more than the former. Especially those who are professionally involved in event recording, broadcasting and filmmaking will find in the GH5 features unique to large and expensive high-end equipment.

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  • January 8, 2017

The Canon 6D Mark II will arrive in 2017

Mirrorless threaten DSLR cameras. It appears to be the future, and cameras using mirrors feel like part of the past. Is it really so? When will the transition take place? Will the Canon 6D Mark II be one of the first DSLR’s to die? Well, no. Finally it seems that the camera will be launched in 2017.

Yes there will be Canon 6D Mark II

Many photography specialized journalists have stated that the Canon 6D Mark II would not arrive next year because this camera would be replaced by a new high level mirrorless camera by Canon. However, it seems that will not be so.

Canon 6D Mark II

The new Canon mirrorless camera will have a Full Frame sensor, being thus the first mirrorless of the company with a sensor in this format, arriving after the Canon EOS M5 that has an APS-C sensor.

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  • January 8, 2017

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II – With DIGIC 7 processor

Canon announced the renewal of one of its most advanced compact cameras, the PowerShot G9 X Mark II, which maintains the 1" sensor with 20 Mpx resolution, but includes the company’s latest image processor, the DIGIC 7.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

The new Canon compact retains much of the features of the first Powershot G9 X –sensor, 3" touch screen, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity–, and especially its 3x optical zoom lens, with an equivalent focal length of 28-84 mm and maximum apertures of f/2-4.9. Video recording is also maintained in Full HD resolution. The differences mainly focus on the replacement of the old DIGIC 6 image processor by the new DIGIC 7, which allows, among other improvements, to increase the burst from 6 to 8 fps. Also, for the first time in the Powershot series, Bluetooth Smart functionality is added, allowing fast pairing with compatible mobile devices.

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  • December 24, 2016

Nikon D760 series, a low price Nikon D5

The coming year could see the arrival of three new Full Frame cameras from Nikon. We have already spoken about the Nikon D620,which could be considered the most economical option. But now we are receiving more news about the Nikon D760 which looks primed to turn into a low priced and high-speed version of the Nikon D5 with a high ISO and the same sensor as the Japanese company’s flagship model.

Nikon D760

Same sensor as the Nikon D5

The new information we have received concerns a new type of mini Nikon D5 that will arrive in 2017 and which will be none other than the Nikon D760. The main feature these two cameras will have in common is the 20.8 megapixel sensor. Logically the sensor will be of an inferior resolution to that of the Nikon D810 and even to the D750, however it will achieve a level of sensitivity unsurpassed by anything on the market.

A new direction for the Nikon D760

The idea behind the Nikon D760 seems to be to convert it into a low priced Nikon D5 which has had great success among its users who are looking for a versatile Full Frame option from within Nikon’s product line. It may even be considered a sort of Canon 5D, but from the company with the yellow label.

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